Bill McHenry has played with some of the biggest names in jazz and he and his contemporaries are changing the face of modern music. We catch up with Bill this week to talk about how he got started, playing with John McNeil and Paul Motian, and some of the things he has done to develop one of the most recognizable sounds on the saxophone today.
If you don’t know Bill’s work, he lives in New York, Barcelona, and Maine. He has made 7 recordings as a leader, and is known for his work with Andrew Cyrille, Paul Motian, Eric Revis, Guillermo Klein, Andrew D’Angelo, Reid Anderson, Orrin Evans, John McNeil, Ben Waltzer, Rebecca Martin, Duane Eubanks, Jamie Saft, and Ethan Iverson.
I really enjoyed our conversation, Bill is a generous, funny, and deep guy who has many good things to say. You can’t help but learn a ton from this interview and I hope everyone enjoys this interview featuring the great, Bill McHenry!